(Last Updated on : 05/02/2009)
Guirim is a census town in North Goa district of the beautiful coastal state of Goa. This town is also known as Girvoddea. Guirim is divided into two sections, Vhoddlem Guirim and Dhakttem Guirim. This town is located near Mapusa and is famous for its holy wine. The serenity of the village makes it an idyllic tourist destination. Monte de Guirim that offers a panoramic view, is an attractive feature of the village.
As per the 2001 India census report, Guirim had a small population of 6371. Males and females constitute 51% and 49% of the population. In Guirim, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. Guirim has an average literacy rate of 70%, which is higher than the national average literacy rate of 59.5%. The literacy rate among the males is 75% and the literacy rate among the females is 65%. The village has a famous school, St Anthony's High School, run by Capuccin-Franciscan monasteries. The Church of St Diogo situated at the foot of the hillock of Monte de Guirim is also very famous.